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You Ask, We Answer: Quick Shine® Q & A

Quick Shine® Floor Care products are fantastic tools to revive and keep your floors looking new again!  Just like any other household product, customers might have some questions about it.  So today we are covering some common questions asked by our consumers.

Q:  I saw your commercial on TV.  Where can I find your Quick Shine® Floor Finish or Quick Shine® Hardwood Floor Luster product?
A:  Our Floor Finish and Hardwood Luster are in most major retailers and some of your local ones as well.  Check out our Store Locator to see all the retailers where you can purchase our product.

Q:  When I was applying the Floor Finish to my floors, I sat the bottle on my table and it has dripped onto the surface.  How can I get this off without damaging my table?
A:  Anytime you accidentally get any drops of our Floor Finish or Hardwood Floor Luster on your table or counter, even after it’s dried, you can use Windex or Formula 409 to remove it.  Spray it on the area, let it sit for a minute or so then wipe it up with a damp cloth or sponge.  This method also works for customers who might have any over-splash on the bottom of their walls or appliances when applying the Floor Finish or Hardwood Luster on their floors.

Q:  What can I use to clean my floors with after I’ve applied the Quick Shine® Floor Finish?
A:  Routine cleaning using our Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner via our Multi-Surface Spray Mop and microfiber pad is the best process.  However, after applying the Floor Finish we recommend waiting 4-5 days before using the cleaner on your floors to give it time to fully cure.  You can always dust mop during the first few days to keep your floors free of dirt and debris.

Q:  I used the Floor Cleaner on my floors, but they are not shiny.  The bottle says Quick Shine® so can you help me understand what went wrong?
A:  This is a common misconception.  Quick Shine® is the brand name of our Floor Care products line; however depending on what your floor care needs are will depend on which Quick Shine® product you’d want to use.  If you are looking for a floor cleaner, you can use our Quick Shine® Floor Cleaner or Quick Shine® Hardwood Floor Cleaner as a regular cleaning agent.  If you are looking to give your floors a shine or to revive your hardwoods, you can use our Quick Shine® Floor Finish or Quick Shine® Hardwood Floor Luster to give your floors that WOW factor.

Q:  I applied the Quick Shine® Floor Finish to my floor and now, it looks streaky and cloudy.  What did I do wrong?
A:  Streaking is usually caused by a few issues: 1.) Not enough product was initially applied and you can correct that with an additional coat; 2.) There was residue on the floor before the Floor Finish was applied.  For example, other brand floor cleaning agents, or a vinegar solution; 3.) The same applicator pad used to clean your floors is being used to apply the Floor Finish; 4.) Not allowing sufficient time before applying subsequent coats; 5.) Trying to apply too many coats in a short period of time, not allowing each coat to dry completely.

You can also check out more FAQ’s here.  If you have any other questions, please feel free to browse through our previous blog posts as you might find a topic covering your needs, or you can also email or call our Customer Service M-F at 1-800-255-1891 from 8am to 4:30pm EST.  Holloway House is a family company and we are always here to help!

10 Comments

  • Sherry Cheney
    Posted July 19, 2021 at 11:19 am

    I have used quick shine on my hardwood floors for year and have been very satisfied; however, I used it on my new, commercial grade vinyl planking, in my basement and there was a water leak with sat in the floor for a day before being discovered and the areas where the water sat are now cloudy and I am unable to clear them up.

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    • Steven Quick
      Posted July 19, 2021 at 4:04 pm

      Hi Sherry,

      To remove the cloudy haze from your floor, we recommend using our Quick Shine Deep Cleaner.

      Simply dilute the Deep Cleaner in HOT water and apply to the floor surface in small 5’ x 5’ squares at a time, let stand for a few minutes and agitate. Remove debris and build-up from each 5’ x 5’ area of the floor with a clear water rinse. For heavy buildup, you may need to increase the dilution of 1 cup per gallon to 3 cups per gallon. Deep Cleaner is concentrated, therefore one 27 oz. bottle will make roughly 2 gallons, which covers about 500 square feet and will not damage the sealant on hardwood floors. It is also important to note that Quick Shine® Deep Cleaner can also be used to treat small imperfection areas of the floor without treating the entire floor. After treating the small problem area let dry after rinsing and simply wipe a coat of the Quick Shine® Floor Finish on the treated area. This area will then blend in with the rest of the finished floor due to the advanced leveling agents in the formula. The Quick Shine Deep Cleaner is only available online at http://www.walmart.com, http://www.quickshine.net or by calling our Customer Service Center.

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  • Amye Hines
    Posted June 24, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    I made the mistake of using QUICK SHINE on our bamboo floors throughout our house. And I mean it was a huge mistake. Our bamboo is tongue and groove boards and this product got in between each board. I have started having to use A knife to dig every bit of this junk out of my floors one board at a time. Trying to mop it up it’s impossible. I have scrubbed and scrubbed yet when it dries there will be build up where my mop stopped that you cannot get up. What I have mopped up dries like white glue. It looks like I’m going to have to strip these floors and they cost us a fortune. Yes there is a floor cleaner made by these manufacturers but I would not dare put another one of their products anywhere near my house. It is a disaster.

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    • Steven Quick
      Posted June 28, 2021 at 9:53 am

      Hi Amye,
      Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear you did not achieve satisfactory results on your bamboo floors. You can safely remove our Finish with Quick Shine Deep Cleaner which is much safer and will not damage your floors. This product will also remove the white residue in between the planks. Please contact us directly at 800-255-1891 and we can further assist you.

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  • Michael weil
    Posted June 6, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    I used quickshine to clean our wood look Matt porcelain floors.
    It has left shiny spots in various places and we have been unable to remove it.
    We tried windex and other cleaners but none helped.
    Pls advise

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    • Steven Quick
      Posted June 9, 2021 at 8:39 am

      Hi Michael,

      To correct your situation, we recommend using Quick Shine® Deep Cleaner to safely remove our Finish from your floors. This product was specifically developed to remove polymer and wax finishes without harming hardwood floors or other types of hard surface floors such as tile, vinyl, stone, marble, and laminate. It is also important to note that Quick Shine® Deep Cleaner can also be used to treat small imperfection areas of the floor without treating the entire floor.

      Simply dilute the Deep Cleaner in HOT water and apply to the floor surface in small 5’ x 5’ squares at a time, let stand for a few minutes and agitate. Remove debris and build-up from each 5’ x 5’ area of the floor with a clear water rinse. For heavy buildup, you may need to increase the dilution of 1 cup per gallon to 3 cups per gallon. Deep Cleaner is concentrated, therefore one 27 oz. bottle will make roughly 2 gallons, which covers about 500 square feet and will not damage the sealant on hardwood floors. It is also important to note that Quick Shine® Deep Cleaner can also be used to treat small imperfection areas of the floor without treating the entire floor. After treating the small problem area let dry after rinsing and simply wipe a coat of the Quick Shine® Floor Finish on the treated area. This area will then blend in with the rest of the finished floor due to the advanced leveling agents in the formula. The Quick Shine Deep Cleaner is only available online at http://www.walmart.com, http://www.quickshine.net or by calling our Customer Service Center.

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    • Gloria
      Posted June 19, 2021 at 8:59 pm

      My floor gets tackie even after just washing the next week floor still looks great but it is still tackie.

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      • Steven Quick
        Posted June 21, 2021 at 3:59 pm

        Hi Gloria,

        What are you cleaning your floors with? Have you tried a clean water rinse after your regular cleaner? This may help with the tackiness.

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      • Cyndi
        Posted June 27, 2021 at 3:45 pm

        I love Quick Shine it makes my floors look beautiful! However, we recently got a puppy and her shedding has caused her hair to stick to the floor even after vacuuming or sweeping beforehand and waiting for floor to be completely dry.
        Although, I will still continue to use Quick Shine, I will be using it as a cleaner and not as a shine for that wow effect. I’d like to remove the shine for easier cleaning and start over, but I am unable to remove the shine that is on now. I have used formula 409 and Windex and have followed the directions as explained on your website with no luck. Please tell me what I’m doing wrong or if you have any other suggestions. Thank you.

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        • Steven Quick
          Posted June 28, 2021 at 9:58 am

          Hi Cyndi,

          Thank you for your brand loyalty. To remove the finish from your floors, we recommend using our Quick Shine Deep Cleaner. Windex or Formula 409 are great for small spots but not recommended for removing the entire finish from your floors.

          Simply dilute the Deep Cleaner in HOT water and apply to the floor surface in small 5’ x 5’ squares at a time, let stand for a few minutes and agitate. Remove debris and build-up from each 5’ x 5’ area of the floor with a clear water rinse. For heavy buildup, you may need to increase the dilution of 1 cup per gallon to 3 cups per gallon. Deep Cleaner is concentrated, therefore one 27 oz. bottle will make roughly 2 gallons, which covers about 500 square feet and will not damage the sealant on hardwood floors. It is also important to note that Quick Shine® Deep Cleaner can also be used to treat small imperfection areas of the floor without treating the entire floor. After treating the small problem area let dry after rinsing and simply wipe a coat of the Quick Shine® Floor Finish on the treated area. This area will then blend in with the rest of the finished floor due to the advanced leveling agents in the formula. The Quick Shine Deep Cleaner is only available online at http://www.walmart.com, http://www.quickshine.net or by calling our Customer Service Center.

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